Alicia Silverstone: 'I probably behaved not as well as I could have'

Twenty-five years after she broke out in teen comedy Clueless, the actor and activist talks about the ups and downs of growing up in the spotlight In Alicia Silverstone’s 1995 Rolling Stone profile , the writer Rich Cohen described the 18-year-old as “kittenish”, “the prettiest girl in town”, “dreamy-eyed”, having “the brand-new look of a still-wet painting” and, most creepily, referring to her as a movie star “whom lots of men want to sleep with”. It’s a jarring read 25 years on, indicative of both a strange, leery, still-existing form of interview-writing that views female actors as horny objects and also of how a young Silverstone was treated and objectified at the time. Related: Rita Wilson on coronavirus and chloroquine: ‘I was so ill I could hardly stand’ Continue reading...